Park City Institute announces Eccles Center season
Ryan Summerlin August 29, 2014
Take a little folk and bluegrass, acoustic and electric blues, classical and pop violin, contemporary dance, theater and performance art and a dash of storytelling and you have the basis of the Park City Institute’s 2014-15 Eccles Center Main Stage season.
The nonprofit organization’s performance schedule was announced Thursday night by Executive Director Teri Orr to an audience of potential donors during a fundraiser at the home of sponsors David and Jane Perkins.
Also in attendance were new board Chairwoman Phyllis Robinson, Park City Institute Managing Director Sarah West, board members and special guests.
"This is the most ambitious season ever," Orr said to the crowd who attended the announcement and fundraiser. "What happens here is remarkable. It doesn’t happen any place else. And our ability to present the arts is due to all of your great support."
The 2014-15 Eccles Center Main Stage schedule is as follows:
"When I was thinking of what to say tonight, I kept going back to the word ‘present,’ " Orr said about the season’s performers. "Depending on the emphasis it can mean something different.
"It’s what we do," she said. "We present the most amazing seasons of performing arts for our community. [But] the arts are also a gift. They are a present that we give to our families, our clients and community."
Orr said she tried to find another community of less than 10,000 people that present this level of performing art and couldn’t find one.
"We present the arts collectively and they are a present that we hope to give," she said. " us being present, that little transactional space where the magic happens, we are looking forward to create some magic again this year at the Eccles Center."
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Sept. 8, for Park City Institute members, and Monday, Sept. 22 for nonmembers, according to Orr. Tickets will be available for purchase by visiting www.ecclescenter.org.